2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard

The Wine Advocate
Robert M. Parker Jr.
"The 2002 vintage has the distinctive rich color we've come to associate with this vineyard, followed by a nose of licorice, minerals and dark roast coffee. Concentrated mineral and rich black fruit flavors The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Back u s Vineyard has taken on a far more singular character and was roaring compared to its broodingly backward taste of a year ago. Inky, blue/purple in color with a nose of creosote, hot rocks, blackberries and cassis, as well as a distinctive mineral character, this highly concentrated, extracted 2002 boasts tremendous density, loads of tannin, and a monster finish. It should become elegant in time, but you would have to be a masochist to want to drink this wine before giving it 5-6 more years of bottle age."